Addressing tolerance in patients and families

November 2013
Addiction Professional;Nov/Dec2013, Vol. 11 Issue 6, p26
In this article the author reflects on the concept of tolerance as it relates to substance abuse, including tolerance which substance abusers have towards substances and a tolerance which their families have towards their substance abuse and its effects. A discussion of the role that poor self esteem plays in tolerance, and of therapies which addiction professionals can use to help reverse tolerance in patients and their families, is presented.


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